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"Fuller places his own book within the larger project to understand 'spirituality in the flesh'. He has earned the reader's esteem by the care with which he establishes his categories."
— Journal of Religion
"Fascinating—a must read for anyone who is curious about the human instinct to believe in the unknown."
Dean Hamer, author of The God Gene: How Faith Is Hardwired into Our Genes
"This exciting, groundbreaking inquiry. . . . invites us to think about religion in a new way."
John Corrigan, Florida State University
"The thesis of Wonder is a tight and telling one—it throws new light on a number of intellectual topics."
Jeffrey J. Kripal, Rice University
1 Introduction 1
2 Emotion and Evolution 16
3 A Life Shaped by Wonder: John Muir 42
4 Adaptation and Humanity's Appetite for Wonder 54
5 A Life Shaped by Wonder: William James 69
6 Wonder and Psychological Development 80
7 A Life Shaped by Wonder: Rachel Carson 101
8 Experience and Personal Transformation 110
9 Wonder, Emotion, and the Religious Sensibility 135
Suggestions for Further Reading 183